If you’ve already binge watched the entire first season of The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix and can’t figure out what to do next, then we have plenty of spooky activities to keep you on your toes this weekend.
Friday, October 26th
No Tricks,All Treats at the Downtown Haunted Haute annual community event presented by the TH Chamber and DTH. Visit Downtown Terre Haute on October 26 from 6-8pm to experience a free family friendly Halloween celebration! Sponsored by Midwest Communications and Refreshment Services Pepsi, Downtown will be scary busy with fun! Join Mix FM’s Kevin and Jessica for the Monster Mash Dance Party at the SkyGarden Parking Facility Plaza. Make sure your ghouls and goblins come dressed in costume to trick-or-treat at more than 50 booths around Downtown including options from the Teal Pumpkin Project!Halloween Fest is taking place this Friday and Saturday at Hotel Tango Distillery, featuring live music and pop up shops with: Bloody Tambourine and the Musical Mafia, 4 Birds Bakery, Circles Ice Cream and more. ADMISSION IS FREE!
Fall Festival 5pm – 10pm
– Pop Up Shops (Circles Ice Cream, 4 Birds Bakery, Inspired Woodcrafts)
– Caricatures by EssexArt ABC, LLC (11″x 14″ canvas with paint marker, $45 (only 5 available). White paper with Sharpie marker, $12.)
– Costume Contest
– Pumpkin Decorating ($3)
– Debut of Hotel Tango Limoncello soap bar from Onyx Exchange and Winter beard oil release from Circle City Beard Company, available for purchase.
T’s Loung is hosting a Halloween Party this Friday evening starting at 7pm. Dress up and party with your fellow patrons. Lisa will be having games and prizes! So come on out for a spooktacular time!Stop by the Bad Apple Saloon for a cocktail and some great food this weekend for their 2nd annual customer appreciation evening. They will have some door prizes, and live music by The Helton Brothers. Join them as they say goodbye to another great season in honor of all of their wonderful customers who make everything possible. The band will go on at 6pm.Join the Harvest Bakery as they celebrate their 6th year for raising funds to celebrate ‘Our Giving Thanks Dinner’on Thanksgiving Day. Mice Stew and Witches Brew is a donation dinner where all proceeds will be used for their dinner on Thanksgiving. Please consider dine in or carry out meal to help raise the funds for us to continue this tradition. We prepare a full meal for anyone to come in and eat or carryout. We encourage people to take a dinner to someone home bound or possible homeless that you are aware of. All are welcomed.
Zach & Zack present NUVO’s 2015 and 2017 Best of Indy #1 pick for Best Locally Produced Play, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, at the Athenaeum Theatre October 26th-November 3rd. Squeaky-clean couple Brad and Janet find themselves stranded on a dark and stormy night. A flat tire brings them to the home of the fabulous and mysterious Dr. Frank N Furter. Too bad for them, they’ve arrived on a very special night! Soon, Brad and Janet will meet Frank’s newest “creation”, battle with temptation, and experience the craziest evening of their lives. Let’s Do The Time Warp Again!
Friday 10/26 – 8pm
Saturday 10/27 – 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Thursday 11/1 – 7:30pm
Friday 11/2 – 9:30pm
Saturday 11/3 – 7:30pm & 10:30pm
Plan to yell callbacks during the show? You’ll prefer our late-night performances. (But we won’t stop you at the early shows!)
All seats are reserved. No refunds. Seat/performance exchanges will be allowed when available. No props will be allowed into the theater (but costumes are highly encouraged!)
In case you haven’t heard, this is Step-Up’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Bill & Gary’s Annual Halloween Party…and also the biggest Halloween Party (that we know of) in Indy. Our previous hosts, Bill & Gary, have moved to San Francisco. However, thanks to their continued generosity and the generosity of R&B Architects, Black Plate Catering and CoolFront Refrigeration, the party lives on! Join us this year at the Glossbrenner mansion for the biggest party yet!
General admission tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50, which include access to a VIP bar (shorter line). All ticket prices include hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. All proceeds benefit Step-Up, Inc (www.stepupin.org). There will be a costume contest at 12:30am on the main staircase with 3 categories: Most Creative/Original Costume, Sexiest Costume, Gave My Costume No Thought. Prizes will be awarded!
Don’t forget your ID to show that you’re 21+!
Please be safe and consider taking a Lyft or Uber! If you plan to drive, there is a parking lot just north of the mansion and it is accessible from both Meridian and 32nd Street.
If you’d like to make an additional donation to Step-Up, please visit our website (www.stepupin.org) and click “Donate” at the top of the home page. If you’re interested in being a sponsor of this event, please contact Bo Dawson, Director of Outreach, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step-Up, Inc. is 501(c3) non-profit agency that was founded in 2003 on the principle of identifying gaps in HIV/STD prevention with a focus on underserved, hard to reach populations. Our mission is to promote health and well-being by providing services, education, training, testing and advocacy. One of our long-standing programs is called Indianapolis Men Advancing Prevention (I-MAP). This program distributes safer sex kits in the community and provides free, confidential HIV and STD testing. Since 2005, we have distributed over 1.3 million safer sex kits and conducted over 12,000 HIV tests. Step-Up also provides services for individuals living with HIV. So far this year, we have served almost 500 clients. This includes care coordination services, nutrition therapy services, emergency foor and utility services, and short-term housing services. For more information about Step-Up, please visit stepupin.org or see our Facebook page.
Saturday, October 27th
Fall has arrived and pumpkins are flying through the skies over the Monroe County Fairgrounds! The Bloomington Pumpkin Launch takes place this Saturday from 11am-3pm. Launcher teams send pumpkins soaring through the air in competitions for accuracy and distance, so get a team together to build and enter a pumpkin launching device. Not a builder? Not to worry! There is plenty to do and see at the Pumpkin Launch, including a children’s area with a variety of activities, live music, food vendors, and the festive feel of fall. Bring a lawn chair and be amazed by launch device ingenuity! A classic car show, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon Fest. This show is included in the price of admission. $10 per vehicle, For more information and a list of launcher rules, call 349-3748 or visit https://bloomington.in.gov/index.php/recreation/programs/10553
Ripley’s Halloween party will be on October 27th starting at 9pm with the full MacDaddy’s Band. Following their show will be DJ Banana-man til 3am! Wear your best costumes and come out for a party, see you there!
Join the fun at the Altrusa Chili Cook-off! Doors open at 11am and the cook off takes place at the Meadows shopping center parking lot. Stop by and sample chili from over 20 different booths. $1 gets you in the door, $0.50 gets you a sample. All proceeds benefit Altrusa of Terre Haute, supporting literacy in the Wabash Valley.
Schedule of Events:
11am-2pm: Chili sampling and live music
12pm: Showmanship Judging
1:30pm: Chili judging begins
11am-2pm: Kid’s Face Painting
2pm: Kid’s costume contest
Sonka Pub of Terre Haute is hosting a Halloween Party
Saturday October 27th
Come dressed 80’s style
80’s Music All Day
Costume contest at 9pm
Win Sonka Bucks and swag! Verve’s Halloween Party
Feat. Special Guest COFRESI !
COFRESI pushes the boundaries of modern performance and production with a hybrid style and refreshingly versatile live dj / digital-acoustic drum setup. In the studio, he creates a unique sound that is provocative, melodic, and rhythmic at its core. Live, his sets are full of energy as he showcases a unique ability to incorporate multidimensional digital and acoustic percussion into modern electronic music.
DJ Ellipsis & Mr. Wizvrd
Tickets available at the door. First come first serve. This event WILL reach capacity so show up early! Culinary Queens will be Terre Haute’s Halloween party of the year, raising funds for FSA Counseling! Local Queens in the community will provide a variety of delectable dishes. You will want to sample as many as possible while enjoying music, good company and great costumes. It is all in an effort to raise funds for FSA Counseling, which is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families in our community by providing affordable, quality counseling and education. YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EVENT! Event guests must be 21 or older. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a cash bar. Program and dinner service to follow at 7 p.m. with the dance floor open afterward. Come ready to party!WaterTower Estates welcomes local Terre Haute native, Tommy Kelly, back from his tours across the US! This amazingly talented, acoustic act is one you won’t want to miss! Join us for an evening of wine and music Oct. 27th, 6-9pm. Bring the whole family, your friends, or enjoy a cozy date night.It’s not the monster mash but the BUCKET BASH and it’ll be a graveyard smash!! Tolly’s Bar & Grill is ready for Halloween! We’re having our annual party along with a $100 costume contest and discount buckets all night!Join tens of thousands for one of the oldest and largest Halloween Festivals in the country! The Street Fair: 72nd Annual Historic Irvington Halloween Festival in Indianapolis. Free admission. Artists! Beer tents! Battle of the Bands contest! DJs! Canine costume contest! Human costume contest! Food trucks! 5k run! Free parking at Howe High School and Marsh Plaza lot. Shuttle provided from Howe Lot to the festival with free will donation to Howe Athletics. Shuttles from Marsh Lot provided by Justus Family of Companies.
Schedule of events:
Pleasant Run Vampire Run 8:45am (please see the separate event page for full details on this!)
Family Walk 9am
Little Bat Dash 9:05am
Street Fair 10 – 5pm
Pumpkin Carving 10 – 2pm (please see the separate event page for full details on this!)
Costume Contest 2 – 4pm (please see the separate event page for full details on this!)
Dog Costume Contest 2pm (please see the separate event page for full details on this!)
Marty Powell Costume Parade 4pm
Main Stage Schedule
DNA 10-11 am
Gordan Bonham 3-4 pm
Battle of the Bands
Black Market Vinyl 11-11:30 am
Celtic Rain 11:30-12 pm
Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift 12-12:30 pm
Paradise City 12:30-1 pm
Robots and Magic Powers 1-1:30 pm
Ross Hollow 1:30-2 pm
The Irvingtones 2-2:30 pm
The Lady Presidents 2:30-3 pm
Children’s Area Stage
Daniel Pacquette 10 am
Shoo Bee Loo 11 am
Laura Hayden School of Dance 12-12:30 pm
Our Lady of Lourdes Children Choir 12:30-1:30 pm
Dance School of Lux Nova Collective 1:30 – 2:15 pm
Scecina Rock Band 2:15-3 pm
Jump for Joy 3-4 pm
Bonna Avenue Stage
DJ Jordan Tucker 10-4pm
Inside Irvington Public Library, more events for children!
Abracadabra – Magic with Magic Mike 10:30 am
Silly Safaris Animal Show 12 pm
Indiana Jim’s Reptile Experience 1:30 pm
Check out our beer and wine tent just off the North Circle featuring Ash and Elm Cider, Indiana City Brewing, Indy Beer Taps, Mallow Run Winery, and Sun King!Wear your best costume and enjoy 3 oz. pours of hundreds of craft beers from 50+ Hoosier breweries and guests, trick-or-treating, local food and entertainment, and much more at the Brewers of Indiana Guild‘s second annual Broad Ripple Beer Fest in Northside Opti Park. As with all Guild fests, $3 from every ticket sold benefits our charity partner. Asante Children’s Theatre of Indianapolis will again be our Broad Ripple Beer Fest recipient.Johnny & June’s is bringing back the Ultimate 80’s Hair Rock Tribute Band- HAIRBANGER’S BALL!
Costume contest for the Best Dressed with a $500 jackpot for the winner! Come celebrate the biggest and baddest Halloween party of the year! We’ll have a food vendor with appetizers and snacks available for purchase & drink specials! Door prizes, ticket giveaways and drawings from 7-9 p.m.
Sunday, October 28th
The owners of the Moon Lite Drive in are kind enough to offer the Jeep Junkies a free trunk or treating/movie event on Sunday Oct 28. The trunk or treating will be from 5 to 7pm, followed by a free kids movie, Hotel Transylvania at sunset. They plan to have adult and kids costume contests, scariest costume, funniest costume….etc. this event will be free to the Jeep Junkies and free to the public so let’s have a great showing off Jeep Peeps and have some fun!!!Local 1103 Handmade is hosting a Watercolor Workshop this Sunday at 4pm! This class will cover simple painting methods – such as how to mix dynamic colors, create blends, paint expressive brush strokes, and layer with shapes. We will spend time exploring and becoming comfortable with this medium before starting to create finished pieces. Throughout the class, we will paint simple florals. This workshop is perfect for anyone who is curious about watercolor and looking to explore the medium in a new, refreshing way!
Supplies that are include: palette with watercolor, watercolor paper, a set of paint brushes, a workbook written by Rachel, wine. Join Sleepycreek Vinyeards for an evening of Mystery, Murder, Dinner, and Wine! Come dressed in costume for a mysterious “20’s Hollywood Party”! The best of the best! Get your tickets early!
Story plot is “Silver Screen Scandals”———1926 is a roaring year for Hollywood. Laureate Pictures is no exception. Studio boss Howard D. Reese is throwing a gala at his swanky Beverly Hills mansion, and you’re invited to celebrate with the stars. And not just the stars. Mr. Reese has invited everyone who works for him, from publicists to costumers to the lowliest extras. (No doubt a few gatecrashers will slip through, too, but why spoil the mood by getting worked up about that?) So raise a glass and toast to the glorious future of the moving pictures!
Presented by the CUTC’s Seven Corpse Murder Mysteries. This audience-interactive murder mystery will create an evening of conspiracy, mystery, and drama. It is up to you to find the murderer! Food will be catered and served buffet style! Also available for purchase is Sleepy Creek wine, beer, and specialty drinks.
The Murder Mystery Location is in our Event Center the “Dragonfly”. Parking behind the event building.
– Doors Open & Cocktails at 5:00 PM in our Event Center the “Dragonfly”
– Dinner at 6:00 PM(ish)
– Tickets are $40 per person (includes Dinner, Drama and Dessert) (drinks are NOT included)
Wine can be purchased by the bottle or glass. We have specialty drinks, beers, and other non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. Seating is first come/first served. Times are subject to change. We will do our best to accommodate groups of 5 or more with one paid transaction. Tickets can be purchased by calling us at 217-733-0330 or directly at eventbrite.com.